Our expert says:
I apologise for only answering your question today, but I had to have an operation last Wednesday, and although I informed the boffins who administer the Message Board, they failed to block incoming messages while I was in hospital.
Thank you for your kind words. I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Metabolic syndrome is quite a difficult condition to treat (you need a low-fat, low-saturated fat, low-cholesterol diet and one that is high in carbohydrates with a low glycaemic index), which is one of the reasons why I always recommend that patients with MS should consult a clinical dietitian to help them sort out this complex set of dietary requirements. If you really can't afford one consultation with a clinical dietitian, then I can only suggest that you use the low-fat, high-fibre Slimming Diet on this Website (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy) together with your exercise. Also click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The right approach' and read the articles on the GI.
You can use artificial sweeteners on your low-GI cereal in moderate quantities.
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